Coming to Con Dao, many people choose to explore Bay Canh Island with canoe. It is an interesting island full of wild natural beauty, promising to bring you exciting experiences.
Con Dao Bay Canh island beauty
Located in the east of Con Son Island with an area of 683ha, as the second-largest of 16 islands of Con Dao, Bay Canh is like a green feature between the vast sky of Con Dao. It has a vast pristine forest system area covering almost the entire island.
Rich and precious fauna and flora
Not only that but there is also a mangrove ecosystem of 5.1ha wide, existing and growing on sandy and dead coral, playing an important role in linking the primary forest ecosystems across the island.
The Bay Canh has long been planned to be a place of ecological restoration, strictly protected to ensure its biodiversity. Rich nature has given this place an ecosystem with many different species, from coral reefs, seaweed, seagrass to clams, snails, sea cucumbers, fish living in coral reefs, etc.
Especially, Bay Canh is the beach with the highest number of turtles laying eggs in the total of 14 spawning beaches of Con Dao, of which in the peak of the breeding season, it can reach up to 20 - 30 mother turtles laying eggs on the shore. That is also one of the interesting points of Con Dao Discovery 3 day tours by plane, particularly for those who are curious and want to learn about the breeding process of this animal.
Nature in Bay Canh island
In the northeast of the island, there is a lighthouse built by France since 1884 that still exists until now, is a favorite destination of tourists. Visitors when coming to Bay Canh island can go to the lighthouse to admire the panoramic view of the sea and sky surrounding Bay Canh island as well as the Con Dao sea area.
Tour to Bay Canh island
Con Dao homestays, hotels and resorts will have tours to Bay Canh island that you can refer to.
- Swim, snorkel and watch coral
- Visit the mangrove forest
- Learn about natural resource conservation activities
- Watch turtles lay eggs during the breeding season, release baby turtles to the sea
- See "tank crabs" seeking food in the mangrove forest
- Climbing the mountain to visit the Lighthouse
Of which, the activities of watching turtles and "tank crabs" are taken place at night. It also depends on the season of their activity and the island's weather. The turtle's breeding season is between April and September each year.
Watching turtles lay eggs during the breeding season
What to prepare
Life jackets are indispensable items when visiting the island.
If you don't have diving goggles, you can rent them at the National Park Center.
When visiting Bay Canh island, you can experience many interesting activities or take souvenir photos, but absolutely not litter and affect the living environment of the creatures here.
Where to stay
Six Senses Con Dao
Standard: 5 stars
Address: Dat Doc Beach, Con Dao, Vung Tau City, Ba Ria - Vung Tau
Six Sense Con Dao belonging to the 5-star resort chain of Six Senses is the most relaxing paradise in Vietnam.
Located on a relatively secluded beach, with 35 villas possessing swimming pools and 15 villas of the residential type providing up to 2 private pools, this luxury resort gives visitors the feeling of relaxation and first-class service of international standards.
The quiet space, peaceful setting with villas built in harmony with nature, mainly using local teak wood, have made this place a "resort paradise" that everyone wishes to come and experience.
Staying in Six Senses Con Dao resort
Poulo Condor Boutique Resort & Spa Con Dao
Poulo Condor Boutique Resort & Spa is located in Chili Spring - Con Dao, a 4-star resort with a classic, warm design, a bit of nostalgia, combined with a lush green garden surrounding it to create a sweeping feature for Poulo Condor. That will give you a relaxing feeling in a quiet and fresh space.
The overall architecture of this resort exudes a refined and elegant ancient European style but still blends with modern features. The entire resort is a system of 36 suite rooms and villas with luxurious design, cozy, and comfortable experience.
Saigon Con Dao Resort
Saigon Con Dao Resort is located in the heart of Con Dao, possessing 120 modernly equipped bedrooms with professional and dedicated staff.
The resort consists of two areas. The villa area has a total of 36 bedrooms, renovated from French-built villas in the 1920s. It used to be the residence and working place of French civil servants, with smooth green grass and old canopy surrounding the villas. The building area with 82 bedrooms was built in 2009. It offers travelers modern architecture, luxurious facilities, and all rooms face the sea.